Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the motherboard in the Fellowes T7CM.

Check to make sure the shredder is not plugged in to any electrical outlet.
  • Check to make sure the shredder is not plugged in to any electrical outlet.

  • Remove the shredder from the catch basket and place the silver side down on a flat surface.

  • Place the catch basket aside as you will not be needing it for the rest of the disassembly.

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Flip the shredder silver side down and place on a flat even surface.
  • Flip the shredder silver side down and place on a flat even surface.

  • Remove the manufacturer's label in order to gain access to the hidden screw hole.

  • Locate all five of the case screws and remove them with a Phillips-Head screwdriver. The screws are located within the five marked circles in the photo. The size of the screws are 18 mm in length and head diameter of 5 mm.

The FIFTH screw is under the paper lable

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Once all of the screws are removed, slowly pull apart the casing.
  • Once all of the screws are removed, slowly pull apart the casing.

  • If the casing is not separating, gently wiggle the top part of the casing from the bottom part of the casing.

  • Use Caution during this procedure to prevent from damaging any of the internal parts.

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Open the casing as shown to prevent tangling or damaging the wires.
  • Open the casing as shown to prevent tangling or damaging the wires.

  • Take note to how the trigger assembly is attached before removal.

  • The trigger assembly is one part and should come off all together with little to no force applied.

  • Remove the trigger assembly.

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Unscrew both of the screws from the circuit board of the switch . Lift the circuit board away from the device. The screw length is 10 mm and the head diameter is 6 mm.
  • Unscrew both of the screws from the circuit board of the switch . Lift the circuit board away from the device. The screw length is 10 mm and the head diameter is 6 mm.

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Remove the plastic switch case. After the plastic case is removed, the switch can be replaced.
  • Remove the plastic switch case.

  • After the plastic case is removed, the switch can be replaced.

  • During the switch replacement, be careful of the springs that are held in side. They can potentially come loose and get lost.

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Desolder the wires from the motherboard. Learn more about soldering componentshere! Desolder the wires from the motherboard. Learn more about soldering componentshere!
  • Desolder the wires from the motherboard. Learn more about soldering componentshere!

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After all of the wires are removed, the motherboard can be lifted off and removed with ease.
  • After all of the wires are removed, the motherboard can be lifted off and removed with ease.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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